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India sets out plan to eliminate malaria by 2030

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 12 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i908
  1. Cheryl Travasso

India’s health ministry has set out how it hopes to achieve “zero indigenous cases and deaths due to malaria for 3 years” by 2030, to gain malaria elimination status.

The National Framework for Malaria Elimination 2016-2030, launched on 11 February by the health minister, JP Nadda,1 set specific targets for the years leading up to 2030 with phased targets based on the differing endemicity of malaria in different states. The Annual Parasite Incidence (API) index has been used …

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